Privacy Policy

Active Learning Works™ and Side Study™


This privacy policy explains how Active Learning Works and Side Study (DBA Brain Storm Research and Development) uses and protects your personal information. If you are asked to provide certain information by which you or your students can be identified when using our services, you can be assured it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Active Learning Works and Side Study may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check back regularly to ensure you are satisfied with the changes. This policy is effective from August 1, 2017.

Should you ever wish to remove your personal information, please contact us at



Active Learning Works Website

What we collect:

  • Name
  • Email address

Why we collect:

  • You can voluntarily provide this information to subscribe to our newsletter, blog, or other promotional updates.

What we do with the information:

  • Your information is stored using MailChimp (
  • Your email address and name are used to send newsletters, updates, or other promotional information.
  • Your information will never be sold, shared, or leased.


Side Study Google Add-on

What we collect:

  • Teachers and students enter personal information in relation to use of the Side Study add-on, but it is collected only by Google or solely owned by the student or teacher within their Google account. View Google’s privacy policy at
  • Teachers must enter personal information if purchasing a subscription to the Side Study add-on. This information is collected and protected by Stripe, an online payment system. View their privacy policy at

Why we collect:

  • Information collected or accessed within your Google account is required for actions performed by the user within the Side Study Add-on.
  • Information collected for payment using Stripe is required for purchasing subscriptions and monitoring subscription status.

What we do with the information:

  • Any personal data that students or teachers keep in files or accounts associated with Side Study remains in their complete control and is stored in their Google Drive which is protected under Google’s privacy policy and log-in system. No data is transferred or stored to any system outside of Google Apps.
  • Any information regarding student personal information and performance remains under complete control and security of the student and their teacher. The information is stored within the Google account of the user and is not accessible by any outside parties, including the creators of Side Study.
  • Stripe will collect and protect user information under their privacy policy in order to process payments. Only the users name, subscription status, and email address are visible to the operators of Side Study. This information will be used to send communications and reminders regarding user subscriptions.
  • Your information will never be sold, shared, or leased.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links that enable users to visit other websites. In addition, links to other websites may be placed by users within Google Docs created using the Side Study add-on. If links are used to leave our website or add-on, note that we do not have any control over the website.